Thursday, June 17, 2010

Board Positions opening!

Board Positions

Do you have a passion for the arts and experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, grantwriting, or finance? Are you interested in serving on the board of an active community based arts organization? Altered Esthetics is actively seeking and accepting applications for new board members with experience in arts, fundraising, nonprofit governance and finance.

Ae is currently accepting applications for the following board positions:

Exhibitions Director
The function of the Exhibitions Director is to coordinate exhibitions, working with board members, interns, and volunteers to continue the annual group exhibition schedule.
A complete description can be found by clicking here (pdf)

Gallery Director
The function of the Gallery Director is to coordinate gallery functions, working with board members, interns, and volunteers to oversee gallery operations.
A complete description can be found by clicking here (pdf)

Design Director
The function of the Design Director is to maintain and develop the organization's brand identity, implementing proper industry-standard design templates for organization literature and media.
A complete description can be found by clicking here (pdf)

Press Director
The function of the Press and Community Relations Director is to continue to develop the organization's reputation in the community, sending press releases, newsletters, and building relationships.
A complete description can be found by clicking here (pdf)

Board Secretary
The function of the Board Secretary is to organize and compile critical organizational documents, including minutes and paperwork of the board.
A complete description can be found by clicking here (pdf)

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume along with a completed board application to:

General Board Application (pdf)


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Bike Art opens Friday June 4th!

Bike Art V opens this Friday at Altered Esthetics!

Altered Esthetics celebrates the Twin Cities' thriving bicyclist community with its fifth annual Bike Art exhibit this June. The exhibit will include photography, painting, screen-print, and
installation. Check out the writeup in this week's A-list:

Please join us on Friday, June 4 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for the opening reception, featuring a performance by The Eclectic Ensemble who will be playing with their solar powered musical instruments in a project called: Music Of The Sun.

We also invite you to join our monthly artists' discussion panel to take place on June 19th. Ride your bike over to the gallery, listen and join in the discussion, then get your bike washed during Altered Esthetics' Bikini Bike Wash!

Opening Reception:
Friday, June 4, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Artists' Discussion Panel
Saturday, June 19, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Bikini Bike Wash
Saturday, June 19, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesdays & Thursdays – 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturdays – 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Every First Friday – 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Altered Esthetics
1224 Quincy St. NE
Minneapolis MN 55413
(612) 378-8888

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Ae announces 2011 Exhibition Schedule!

The creative minds of the exhibitions committee worked long and hard, considering and shaping ideas for future shows - and without further delay we're excited to announce our 2011 Exhibitions Schedule!

JAN: Agents of Orange
The artists of Altered Esthetics explore the visual impact and emotional resonance of the color orange.

FEB: Online (Dis)connect
Artists evaluate the pros and cons of technology and its impact on human thought, identity, and interaction.

MAR: Fanboi
Art inspired by fandom and devotion to characters, stories, or icons in film, music, or gaming culture.

APR: Flesh and Form
The body is a vessel for communication and physical expression. Artists depict what it means to possess, exist, and appear in human form.

MAY: Art?
This exhibit challenges the definition and function of art, seeking to discover the artistic value in anything and everything.

JUNE: Bike Art VI
Altered Esthetics' 6th annual bike art show brings together some of the Twin Cities' largest communities' artists, cyclists, and those who love both! Join us in creating another amazing exhibit of bike-themed photography, painting, sculpture and interactive art.

JULY: Hope of the Union
Whether you are still hopeful or left utterly disenchanted, this exhibition will allow artists to sound off about the ever-changing political atmosphere.

AUG: Comic Art

SEPT: Home
Whether it is a place we came from, a place we dream about, or a settling destination; artists react to immigration, homelessness, and what it means to have a sense of place in the world.

SEPT: Coloring Outside the Lines: Dinosaurs, Puppets and Forts
In this year's children's art show, everyone's a kid. Both children and adults are invited to let their imagination fly!

OCT: Fear Itself
Artists confront phobias ranging from the creepy, crawly, or things that go bump in the night, to the terrifying anticipation of social situations or life events.

NOV: Día de los Muertos
Altered Esthetics welcomes the community to gather for a cultural celebration of the lives of loved ones lost.

NOV: Food Fight
Artists blend notions of gourmet and staple, abundance and shortage, pleasure and struggle, production and consumption as they relate to food.

DEC: Animal Art 3: Rescue Me
Art gives a voice to those who cannot speak. Altered Esthetics looks to both celebrate and promote efforts to adopt, rescue, and protect animals facing mistreatment or abandonment.

Featured Artist Contest!

We are also taking submissions for the 2011 Featured Artists competition. Those chosen will have their work featured in any promotional material for the show they submitted for, and will appear in Ae's awesome calendar. This year, any and all submissions to any show are free.

The complete submission guidelines can be found at the Ae site: